It’s so far an eventful tour for Australia & Sri Lanka. Lots of dramas right throughout the series.Aussies skipper’s departure & lions had to miss their skipper as well.Lots of changes in the squads in the both sides.Both teams used about 35 players in this particular series.
Sri Lankans whitewashed the Aussies for the first time in the history of test cricket.In that test series sri lankans used their spinners as their strength and its excecuted well by the skipper Angelo mathews. Sri lankan spinners did the job for to skipper & their county as well.They used one pacemaker in the series.Assies were a well balanced side with all departments.It was a nourishing tour for Mich Starc. He was outstanding throughout the tour.
With a huge momentum Sri lankans come to the ODI series. Once again they used spinners as their trump card with two medium pace allrounders,Mathews & T.Perera. And the Australians are with a well balanced bowling department once again.
In the series Sri Lankan spinners were not productive as in the test series.But Aussie’s pacemaker Starc was excellent with his spells & his partner Josh Hazelwood supported well enough to build pressure on the hosts. Host are not included any pacemaker throughout the series.That’s a poor decision from the hosts.Thisara perera & Angelo mathews were the only options for them. But it was not enough to put under pressure the guests in the Flat pitches in Dambulla.
Finally host’s had to miss their skipper & they included Suranga Lakmal,Its a good move by the SLC. He was economical in the 5th ODI but he couldn’t get a wicket, that’s unfortunate.By the end of the series George Bailey bocame the Player of the series. and Lack of fast bowlers was a big drawback for the hosts.
Sri lankan batting lineup was good, but most of the times they lost their opening wicket cheaply & right at the middle they lost some quick wickets as well.There are couple of T20 to finish the tour. They gonna miss their allrounder Angelo Mathews & Lasith Malinga is not confirmed yet.So Will see can Sri lankans Bounce back.